Florence Christina Berens, 96, Edgar, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, with her family by her side.
She was born to Joseph and Mary (Dvorak) Bantes on September 2, 1925, in the town of Frankfort. She married Clarence Berens on October 12, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Edgar. He preceded her in death in November 1996.
Florence and Clarence spent 47 wonderful years together. They enjoyed attending dances and traveled all over the country throughout the years. Florence worked alongside her husband Clarence operating their business, Berg Co. later known as Berg Sales Inc., Edgar since 1957. She continued to work in the business until 2020. She was a devoted Mother, Grand-Mother and Great-Grand Mother, who loved spending time with her family, as they all lived nearby.
Florence loved to read, listen to music, playing cards with her friends and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She wouldn’t look at the picture when doing puzzles because that was cheating. She passed along that love of reading, music, and puzzles down to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a talented seamstress, and made many clothes, quilts, and crocheted blankets.
Survivors include her children, Russell and Joanne Berens, Edgar, Jeffrey and Crystal Berens, Tomahawk, Gene Berens, Medford and daughter-in-law, Linda Berens. Her Grandchildren, Thomas and Cindy Berens, Pamela and Jesse Schulz, Sandra and Brad Wendtland, Philip Berens and Jason Berens. Her Great-Grand Children, Maya Berens; Leah, Taylor, and Alyssa Schulz; Madilyn, Spencer, and Elliana Wendtland; Aiden and Brady Berens. One Brother, Wilbert Bantes; Sisters-in-Law, Rosemary (Berens) Jost, Oregon, Terry Berens, Wausau, and Pat Berens, Florida, Brother-in-Law Cyril Berens, Wausau, and many special nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David (Bahama) Berens; her parents; sister Lydia (Tootie) Bielke-Szymanski; sister-in-law Rose Ann Bantes.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Rev. Alan Wierzba will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. The family would like to thank Aspirus for the great care you provided Florence. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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